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Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

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In this article you will find a delicious and super Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe that your kids will love; just a couple of ingredients and you’ll be all set for this super kid friendly meal!

Easy vegan macaroni and cheese on a fork before eating.

This recipe is ridiculously easy and picky eater approved!

If you’ve ever tried to please a picky eater, or any really child for that matter, when it comes to food; you’ll tend to find that the simpler the dish the better things go…

And that is where THIS vegan mac & ‘cheese’ is better than other vegan mac & ‘cheese’ recipes, even other mac & ‘cheese’ recipes you’ll find on this site; it’s simplicity!

So, how do you make this super easy vegan mac and cheese without nutritional yeast?



Gather the three ingredients for this Vegan Mac & Cheese

Lazy vegan macaroni and cheese ingredients laid out on the counter before making.
  1. Cook up some pasta (elbows or shells seem to be a favorite in my home)
  2. Add in some vegan cheese and stir until all the ‘cheese’ is melted and combined well with the pasta
Process for making 3 ingredient vegan macaroni and cheese in two image collage.

Seriously, that is it!

It’s really that simple!

The only ‘trick’ to it is giving plenty of time to allow the ‘cheese’ to melt.

Different vegan ‘cheeses’ melt differently, so you may need to experiment with this part a little bit.

We personally use Aldi brand vegan cheese and it does take a little time and a lot of stirring for it to melt, but it tastes amazing, and it usually a dollar (or more) cheaper when compared to other brands.

With the price of food right now, spending a dollar or so less on any item, in my opinion, is totally worth it, especially when it has the same or similar quality.

Why you’ll love this lazy vegan mac & ‘cheese’…

Well, you already know it’s easy and you can make it in just about 15 minutes.

But it’s also one that your kids will start asking you for.

It easily replaces non-vegan mac & ‘cheese’ and could easily be the base to a ‘fancier’ baked mac & ‘cheese’ recipe.

It’s literally 2 ingredients, plus water to boil the pasta, and maybe some vegan butter (but that’s optional). This means it’s cheaper to make, especially if you tend to clear out your fridge and cupboards (by eating all the food) before getting groceries again. (Box of pasta ~$1, Aldi vegan ‘cheese’ ~$3.29.)

The only downside is that you might not have leftovers!

But seriously, who would have thought making a vegan dinner that kids love could be this easy and delicious?!

3 ingredient vegan macaroni and cheese on spoon over pot it was made in.

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Easy vegan macaroni and cheese in a blue bowl, overhead photo, with kids hands making a heart above the bowl of delicious pasta.

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Shawna Clapper
Making vegan mac and cheese does not need to be hard, contain veggies, nuts, or even nutritional yeast! Try this super simple and easy vegan mac and cheese and change the way you make your mac and cheese. PSST…it's even easier than the boxed stuff!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 314 kcal


  • pot & stove
  • Measuring cup & spoon & utensil to stir


  • 2 cups Pasta (such as elbows)
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (optional)
  • 8 oz vegan shredded cheese


  • Cook pasta on stove
  • Drain pasta, add butter and stir, then stir in the cheese til it fully melts


Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 591mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 134IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pasta
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